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The Nolla cabin by Robin Falck is a zero-emissions escape in Finland

10 August, 2018 - 14:13

Nolla cabin by Robin Falck

Finnish designer Robin Falck has created an A-frame mirrored holiday home on Vallisaari, an island near Helsinki. Read more

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Could Carrots Make Concrete Stronger and Greener?

10 August, 2018 - 14:00
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Carrots cannot help you see in the dark, but they could make your buildings stronger, and more environmentally friendly. Engineers at Lancaster University in the UK have worked in collaboration with Cellucomp Ltd UK to study the effects of adding “nano platelets” extracted from the fibers of root vegetables to enhance the performance of concrete mixtures.

The vegetable-composite concretes, made from vegetables such as sugar beet or carrot, have structurally and environmentally out-performed all commercially-available cement additives, such as graphene and carbon nanotubes, doing so at a much lower cost. 

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Natasha Marks envisions "canyon-like" neighbourhoods built under Seoul following reunification of Korea

10 August, 2018 - 13:02

Natasha Marks Bartlett Graduate Show

Vast underground neighbourhoods are built to house an influx of migrants into Seoul, following the reunification of North and South Korea, in this conceptual proposal by Bartlett graduate Natasha Marks. Read more

Jean Nouvel

10 August, 2018 - 13:00
Jean Nouvel
2semesters 150entradas 150posts 2semestres · European Patent Office (EPO) . Rijswijk Ateliers Jean Nouvel The European Patent Office (EPO) has inaugurated the new main building on its site in Rijswijk, near The Hague, designed by architects Ateliers Jean Nouvel (Paris) and Dam & Partners Architecten (Amsterdam). Financed entirely from the EPO’s own resources and built … Continue reading Jean Nouvel

AN House / Studio Bloco Arquitetura

10 August, 2018 - 13:00
© Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi
  • Structure: Douglas Gerson Franck
  • Contractor: Emerson Coelho Buchmann
© Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi

Text description provided by the architects. Located in the only closed condominium in the city, the residence is implanted in a land of 12m x 27.5m. The site plan occurred through two overlapping rectangular prisms, which also compartmentalize the house requirements program in two zones: the social and the privative.

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Gregor Sailer depicts fake cities in The Potemkin Village photography series

10 August, 2018 - 12:05

The cities shown in these images by Austrian photographer Gregor Sailer may look real, but they are actually a mix of fakes and copies. Read more

Dogwoodtrot House / modus studio

10 August, 2018 - 11:00
© Aaron Kimberlin © Aaron Kimberlin
  • Architects: modus studio
  • Location: United States
  • Lead Architects: Chris Baribeau, AIA (principal architect); Suzana Annable, AIA (project manager); Michael Pope, AIA; Philip Rusk, Assoc. AIA
  • Area: 5834.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Aaron Kimberlin, Timothy Hursley

BIG

10 August, 2018 - 10:00
BIG
2semesters 150entradas 150posts 2semestres · A45 Klein . New York BIG . Soren Rose Studio . photos: © MATTHEW CARBONE A45 is the first prototype constructed in upstate New York and will be customizable inside and out for future home-owners to purchase, tailor and have the tiny house built within 4-6 months in any location, … Continue reading BIG

Which Countries Have Banned Asbestos?

10 August, 2018 - 10:00
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The World Health Organization (WHO) has advised that countries throughout the world eliminate the use of all types of asbestos, a dangerous carcinogen, to prevent asbestos-related diseases. According to the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization, it was estimated that 40,000 people in the U.S. die each year from asbestos-related conditions. 

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P-rouette is a 3D-printed ballet shoe designed to reduce pain felt by the dancer

10 August, 2018 - 09:00

P-rouette is a 3D-printed ballet shoe that reduces pain felt by the dancer

Bezalel Academy of Art and Design graduate Hadar Neeman has created personalised ballet shoes using 3D-printing technology to reduce dancers pain. Read more

How the Parc de la Villette Kickstarted a New Era for Urban Design

10 August, 2018 - 09:00
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What does the Parisian park look like? For many, the answer to that question comes in the form of a painting: Georges Seurat’s A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, in which the well-dressed bourgeoisie leisurely enjoy a natural oasis on a verdant island within their industrializing city.

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Bardelli+Testa

10 August, 2018 - 08:00
Bardelli+Testa
2semesters 150entradas 150posts 2semestres · SUN2WHEEL . Rovio Bardelli+Testa Architetti . photos: © Simone Bossi . + lifetech “… a concrete body projecting into the void supports a lightweight wooden structure, almost as if it wants to stretch out to touch the sun…” The sun, the fulcrum of this tiny and compelling project, was the … Continue reading Bardelli+Testa

David Chipperfield Architects Create New Hostel Design to Help Spur Margate's Revival

10 August, 2018 - 08:00
The Turner Rooms. Image Courtesy of David Chipperfield Architects The Turner Rooms. Image Courtesy of David Chipperfield Architects

In a pro-bono move to help spur revival in Margate, David Chipperfield Architects independently conceived a hostel addition to the firm's Turner Contemporary art gallery in Margate. Dubbed the Turner Rooms, the design is made to help grow the vision of the gallery and secure its financial future. Sited on the Margate waterfront, the proposal offers new ways for people to engage with the gallery and the town through a 100 room waterfront hostel.

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"What if houses were designed like bikes?"

10 August, 2018 - 07:00

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the factory-built Futuro House, it's time for a radical rethinking of architectural manufacturing, says Phineas Harper. Read more

Cocina Hermanos Torres Restaurant / OAB. Office of Architecture in Barcelona

10 August, 2018 - 07:00
© Joan Guillamat © Joan Guillamat

How to Choose the Best Curtain Pole

10 August, 2018 - 06:26

One of the most interesting processes in a home renovation is choosing décor, especially permanent things like a curtain rod. You have to pick something that is of proper size and the perfect color to match the rest of your home. This is an important decision because you might use the curtain rods for several years, so your decision must be guided by a number of factors including changes you intend to make in the future. If you are getting started with your renovation, here are things you should consider picking the best curtain pole.

Choosing the right size

The first thing you need to do is measure the size of your windows to know the size of rods that can fit. Although there are adjustable rods that might be forgiving, in case you get the wrong measurements, you might still need to know the widths of your windows on each casing. While doing the calculations you should add about 5 inches to your dimensions if you would like the curtains to cover a bigger area of the wall. This is very important, especially if you are going to choose tension rods. The right diameter should be at least one inch (2.5 cm) as thin rods look cheap and might bow due to the weight exerted by the drapes if heavy.

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Best Tiles Suitable For Your Home

10 August, 2018 - 06:09

It’s easy to think that you can install the tiles you want in your home, whether it’s your kitchen or bathroom or in an entryway. However, it takes more than choosing and watching helpful videos online to know how to install tiles properly. Consider a few reasons why it’s always good to choose the type of tiles for your home carefully.

The following tips will guide you in making the right choice.

1. Slip Resistance

Slippery floors are very dangerous especially if your home has children, elderly and disabled people. When choosing tiles, make sure you go for tiles that are slip resistant. A bathroom is the most affected part of your house and that is where most accidents tend to happen. You can choose to have pebbles, mosaic or ceramic tiles for your bathroom. Make sure the source of your tiles is reliable. This will ensure the safety of your floors or walls. Your kitchen too will need tiles that safe since there are a lot of activities that involve water and soaps in there that can make you slide and fall.

2. Quality

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Carrilho da Graça

10 August, 2018 - 06:00
Carrilho da Graça
2semesters 150entradas 150posts 2semestres · Cité de la musique . Geneva João Luis Carrilho da Graça / JLCG Arquitectos LDA International competition. Second prize. _ Le bâtiment s’élève et nous observe. Il soutient et inspire la musique autant qu’elle nous reflète, nous observe, nous soutient et nous inspire. Introduction La Cité de la Musique de … Continue reading Carrilho da Graça

ROB|ARCH 2018: Robotic Fabrication in Architecture, Art, and Design

10 August, 2018 - 06:00
Human-machine collaboration during the assembly of lightweight metal structures. (c) Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich Human-machine collaboration during the assembly of lightweight metal structures. (c) Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich

The advent of robotics in the creative and construction industries has led to an amazing revolution, changing not just how things are designed and made, but also transforming knowledge cultures, politics and economics that surround them. As such, the ROB|ARCH 2018 conference – hosted by the NCCR Digital Fabrication and ETH Zurich – will continue this path, developing and revealing novel insights, applications and impacts of this transformation within the scientific, creative, and entrepreneurial domains, including, for example, architecture, structural design, civil and process engineering, art and design, and robotics. A particular focus lies upon cross-disciplinary approaches and applications, providing state-of-the-art knowledge, techniques and methods of robotics not just in individual areas of exploration, but also beyond. These ideals aspire to complement the transformation processes of emerging robotic research and applications, and to redefine cross-disciplinary work in an era of global digitalisation and knowledge transfer.

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